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GREATER MANCHESTER FRINGE HITS SALFORD
 

Star date: 12th July 2013

PLAYS, POEMS, COMEDY AND SOUNDS LIGHT UP FRINGE FESTIVAL

Greater Manchester Fringe kicks off tonight and runs until 31st July at Manchester and Salford venues. Here we present listings of all the Salford based and Salford themed happenings in the first week of the Festival – from stand up, to poetry, to plays, sketches and sounds. There's even a Vintage Fair thrown in at The King's Arms and lots of free events.

Full details here…


Greater Manchester Fringe Words Escape Me
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The Greater Manchester Fringe this year is totally stacked out with talent – from Salford Star faves, Words Escape Me and Brian Gorman, to cheese-based stand up, a rewrite of Richard III, top political satire, tv star Phill Jupitus and a new play about Joy Division, which is unfortunately sold out.

Here we present the listings for the Salford stuff for first week of the Fest…


FRIDAY 12 JULY

DAVE TURQUOISE PRESENTS MIKE NEWALL
`A wedding can be emotional and costly. In the prime of his life, Mike attended six weddings in eight months in 2012 and its impact gave him cause to ponder.' The Scotsman liked this…"his timing is pin sharp, his control is deft and his hair is immaculate".
7.45pm £3 The King's Arms, Bloom Street, Salford, M3 6AN.

DAVE TURQUOISE PRESENTS IAN FOX
`Ian Fox is a stand up comedian and writer living in Manchester. He has performed all over the UK and abroad. He was also a member of the topical comedy team Men@Work at the Manchester Comedy Store.' Comedy.co.uk liked this… `Forget typewriters! What would happen if you gave an infinite number of monkeys a camera each?'
9pm £3
The King's Arms

DAVE TURQUOISE PRESENTS SEYMOUR MACE
`Seymour is best known for his twin roles as Craig and Steve in Johnny Vegas's Ideal on BBC3. Expect Pit ponies, mummified cats, a retarded squirrel riding a tiny bicycle made from the unfulfilled wishes of a lonely tramp, some dead people and the dog out of Cheers…'
10.15pm £3
The King's Arms 
 
SATURDAY 13 JULY
 
BAND NIGHT
Live music from The Clown Society, Soul Saboteurs and Jimmy and the Revolvers.
7.30pm  £6 The King's Arms
 
THE KING'S ARMS VINTAGE FAIR
Mint Vintage presents a vintage fair.
Noon - 5pm FREE The King's Arms. 
 
SUNDAY 14 JULY
 
ROTTEN APPLES
`Belfast 1989.  Special Branch detectives are increasingly being given the run-a-around by a dodgy grass in their hunt for notorious terrorist and the Werewolf.  But when their increasingly unreliable informant tells them they actually have the Werewolf in custody without realising it, how far will the police go to ensure the facts fit the case?'

Written by Niall Leonard, husband of E. L. James (50 Shades of Grey). This dark comedy drama was one of his early works, before he went on to write for Ballykissangel, Silent Witness, Holby City, Monarch of the Glenn, Wire In The Blood and Wild at Heart. Originally screened on Channel 4, during Christmas 1989, Rotten Apples has been adapted for Greater Manchester Fringe by Alan Stevens, and is being directed by Sean Mason. Stars Salford's Brian Gorman, plus Sean Croke, Raymond F Savage, Nick Brown, Luke Helly, Morag Peacock and Phil Dennison.
8.30pm £6.00 Lass O Gowrie, 36 Charles Street, Manchester, M1 7DB.
 
MJ HIBBERT (AND STEVE)
`New two-man musical from Two Man Team, the people behind Dinosaur Planet, Hey Hey 16K and Moon Horse, featuring superheroes, robots, pirates, kittens and a free badge.' Radio One liked this… 'Like two drunk Dads getting up and singing at a barbecue'
7.30pm £5
The King's Arms

MONDAY 15 JULY
 
NEW DAWN FADES: THE STORY OF JOY DIVISION
Salford's Brian Gorman – actor and ex graphic book guru - has written a new centred on classic band, Joy Division, including its two Salford stars, Hooky and Barny. Presented by Transmission Unlimited and Lass Productions it stars Michael Whittaker, Lee Joseph, Natalie-Marie Perry, Guy Wills, Giles Bastow, Andrew Michael Grogan, Sean Croke and Sean Mason. All performances are sold out but there will be more dates added in the future and Salford Star will be carrying a review next week.
Lass O Gowrie - SOLD OUT!

DEATHBED
`A charming arrogant millionaire must confront his mortality and put right the wrongs in his life as fast as he can when he is given the earth-shattering news he only has weeks to live. His awkward confessions have a colossal and comic effect on him and everyone around him.'
9pm £5 The King's Arms
 
TUESDAY 16 JULY
 
WORDS FOR CLASS HEROES
Poetry from ace Salfordian poet Words Escape Me, aka JB Barrington. With support from Matt McAtteer. For a full preview and interview see previous Salford Star article – click here
7.30pm £3 The King's Arms

PHILL JUPITUS: PORKY THE POET IN ZEITGEIST LIMBO
Jupitus' alter ego Porky the Poet returns with a new collection of poetry, and ponders the cultural conundrum: how low can you go?
9pm £10 The King's Arms 
 
NEW DAWN FADES: THE STORY OF JOY DIVISION
SOLD OUT

THE WORST COMEDY NIGHT IN SALFORD
8pm FREE The Snug, King's Arms

WEDNESDAY 17 JULY
 
KEVIN DEWSBURY: OUT NOW
`Kevin is a proper bloke, he likes football, beer and...sexy men.' Expect songs, jokes, stories and some tales of a rather graphic nature.
7.30pm FREE The King's Arms
 
NEW DAWN FADES: THE STORY OF JOY DIVISION
SOLD OUT
 
AN EDAM ODYSSEY: GOES WELL WITH CHEESE
It promises a voyage through time, space and laughter with quick-fire sketches and some cheese. Broadway Baby liked it… "I'd happily go and see them again and I would recommend you all do too!"
9pm £5 The King's Arms
 
THURSDAY 18 JULY
 
ROTTEN APPLES
See above 8.30pm £6 Lass O Gowrie
 
KEVIN DEWSBURY: OUT NOW
See above 7.30pm FREE The King's Arms
 
ISZI LAWRENCE: PUBLICITY STUNTED
`Nerdy Wordy and Purdy, Iszi Lawrence on the general relativity of happiness.' Snipe London liked it… "Invites comparisons to Stewart Lee, whilst being less of an acquired taste. Start time: 9pm
£7/£5 The King's Arms
 
FRIDAY 19 JULY
 
ROTTEN APPLES
See above 8.30pm £6 Lass O Gowrie
 
SATURDAY 20 JULY
 
THE WRONG SIDE OF RIGHT
Danielle Meehan brings `a hilarious comedic exploration of the struggle to fit into an industry that makes a point of asking you to 'stand out'.'
2pm £6 The King's Arms
 
POSH TRAMPS & PAPOOSES
`MaD Theatre's newest production is a return to their unique blend of surreal political satire and downright barmyness made famous by their previous plays such as ASBO, Thai Brides and Teacakes, and Les Puddings Noir'
4.30pm £8 The King's Arms
 
SUNDAY 21 JULY
 
POSH TRAMPS & PAPOOSES
See above 4.30pm £8 The King's Arms
 
I WOULD I KNEW THY HEART - RICHARD III RETOLD
Did the greatest of English playwrights betray the greatest of English kings? King Richard's infamous tale retold through the eyes of the women behind this epic feud
7.30pm £5 The King's Arms

The Greater Manchester Fringe Festival runs until 31st July – more Salford themed listings next week.
For details of all event and tickets see
www.greatermanchesterfringe.co.uk and www.wegottickets.com

Main photo shows Brian Gorman and Sean Croke in Rotten Apples

 

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